Ryan graduated from Millersville University with a degree in Business Management. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Biola University. He served on the pastoral team at the Conewago Church of the Brethren for two years. In 2021, Ryan began serving as the Lead Pastor at EFCOB. Ryan and his wife Kaila live in Lebanon with their three children. Ryan wants to see people Live with Jesus. He firmly believes that there is a good life - it's a life lived in relationship to God and others. And that life is available to anyone who comes to Jesus. He is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus, growing to become like Jesus, and telling others what Jesus has done for them. Ryan is excited for what the future holds, believing that God is getting ready to do something incredible at EFCOB!
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Steph Markovic joined the staff on September 1, 2021 as the Youth Director. Growing up in the East Fairview congregation, she graduated from Manheim Central High School and Lancaster Bible College with degrees in Bible Education and Health & Physical Education (grades K-12). She has taught health and physical education at both Manheim Central and Donegal School Districts. It is her vision to be able to come alongside the youth of East Fairview in their Christian walk and help them to be fully confident in their knowledge of the truth of Jesus Christ and the Gospel, and be brave enough to share it with the world.
Mandi Stoltzfus was born and raised in the East Fairview family. After graduating from Manheim Central High School, she attended Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA). She also met her husband, Todd, at EMU and they married shortly after graduation. They now make their home in Elizabethtown and have three children. Mandi began serving at East Fairview in 2012. She loves kids and desires for each child to know and experience the love of Christ in tangible ways. She is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community who helped shape her faith. “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6: 6-7.
Nate Sauder took over the office duties in February 2015. He lives in Mount Joy with his wife, Charity, and their 4 kids. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Houghton College, NY (where he met his wife) and has had several management jobs since graduating in 2001. He was invited to East Fairview’s Wednesday night program, “Family Night”, during high school and has been attending ever since. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, hunting, and playing sports and games.